First time cruising here.

Hi 😎, this will be my very first cruise, leaving Baltimore December 2nd for 7 days going to Bahamas, what should I pack , and what is worht seeing? Trying to make the most out of this.

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That really depends on you. Please remember... You don't need a lot of clothes. Definitely plenty of underwear, day clothes, swim wear and some evening clothes. Pants, skirts whatever you normaly wear to be comfortable. Keep ALL money, medication, passports, boarding passes and anything else that is important in a carry on bag and keep it with you until you get to your cabin. THAT is one if the most important thing to remember. I'm sure others will have good ideas. Check back and welcome to the forum and cruising.

I can not add to Todd’s answer, only to say welcome to the forum and have a great cruise. Just a word of caution, Cruising can be addicting!

The weather in the Bahamas will most likely be nice and warm. We sailed out of NY last Dec 15 on a snowy cold day and by the next afternoon the weather was great so bring lots of sun screen and a bathing suit or 2. As to what to see, well that depends on the port and what they offer. If you are not familiar with the island I would recommend to book an excursion through the cruise lines. For most islands they will offer a general sites of the island tour and maybe more than one depending on what the island offers and they will have beach tours if you are a beach person. Many also offer dolphin and or stingray experiences which can also be fun. On some islands you can also just wander the shopping area by the port. It all depends on what you like, how much exercise you want and what your budget is. Bon Voyage.

Thank you

Not to'll pack waaaaay too much...…….in 10-12 more cruises, you'll still pack waaaay too much....its a rule..I do assume you created an "account" with your cruise line...that way you can access all kinds of stuff beforehand....including reviewing and booking excursions right from can line up and read brochures on board....very entertaining...for me...for folks trying it in real time, not so much...applying just a bit of preplanning adds incredible amounts of enjoyment, and reduces the stress involved in doing, well, almost anything for the first time.......the more lines you can avoid, the better...


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